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of former president george h.w. bush after his spokesperson confirmed "a series of setbacks" have put the president in the intensive care unit. we are live outside the hospital. stay close. >>> family and friends now visiting the former president george h.w. bush who is hospitalized in houston, texas. doctors moved president bush to the intensive care unit after a series of setbacks including a fever and cough that were not going away. the president is the oldest live willing former leader of our nation at age 88. but today in his e-mail to his staff he suggested the president is not on his death bed. he said "president bush would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." randy wallace from our fox station kriv fox 26 live outside the hospital there in houston. randy, what is the latest on the president's condition? >>> well, we heard kind of conflicting things all day today. it was on sunday when former president bush was put into the intensive care unit here at meth though difficult hospital. methodist hospital. he was admitted here for bronchitis on november
on the former president george h.w. bush now hospitalized in houston. >> this picture a very private lesson in privacy for the first family of facebook coming up. >> and the sunshine is making a comeback all across the bay area. mostly sunny skies blue skies as well. we were able to spot a few clouds out there over by mount diablo. the rain is coming soon. we'll tell you when after this. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and he still has a stubborn fever. cbs reporter adrianaz >>> welcome back. former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in texas for four days and he still has a stubborn fever. cbs reporter adriana diaz has more on the condition of the man known as bush 41. >> the honorable george herbert walker bush. >> reporter: former president george h.w. bush is alert and in guarded condition in houston at methodist hospital. >> he is conscious. he recognizes people around here. he is joking with his doctors. those are good signs. >> reporter: the 88-year-old was put on a liquid diet wednesday as his fever got worse. the president was hospitalized last month because of
for his strong personality. >>> the general said that he did agree with president george h.w. bush's decision not to follow saddam's decision into baghdad. >> ladies and gentlemen, when we here, we were 150 miles away from baghdad and there's nobody between us and bagsd. if our intention to take iraq, to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country, we could have done it unopposed from this position at that time. >> schwarzkopf was honored for his service with the medal of freedom. queen elizabeth even awarded him with a knight hood. >>> former president george h.w. bush praised his leadership yesterday. general schwarzkopf is survived by his wife and three kids. he was 78 years old. >>> joining us now by phone, jack jacobs, medal of honor recipient and knew general schwarzkopf well. welcome to "way too early." i know that you knew general schwarzkopf very well. your thoughts on his passing, sir? >> i knew him from years and years ago. he was lieutenant and i was a major. he had the reputation he acquired later on as stormin' norman. he was well known by
from pneumonia. george h.w. bush mourned the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. george h.w. bush remains hospitalized in houston. he is getting excellent treatment and ask people to put the harps back into the cause. set.e ball liis 288 new triangles or added to eveiconic new yourear's ball. dick clark posted the celebration for more than 40 years. not the same without him. >> 5:12. 39 degrees downtown. wherever you go, you likely see a smartphone or a tabet. >> amazon continues to beat apple when it comes to customer satisfaction. that is coming up in the bloomberg business report. >> the traffic situation is looking good on the west side. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's update you on what is going on. we have closures in annapolis along hilltop lane. 50 looks good to and from the bay bridge. no delays on the beltway. 70 in the green at this hour. this is the west side of the beltway. very light volume down towards edmondson. light
president george h.w. bush's health. where is netflix when you need it most, and the queen goes 3-d? hmm. very merry christmas to you. good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. parts of the country are waking up to a white christmas. a nasty weather system col whip up dangerous conditions in the southeast. dylan dreyer has been tracking the storm for us. >> it's a little bit of everything. we are looking at a severe storm certainly possible. we've already had a tornado warning posted down through northern acadia parish in louisiana since lifted. but we are going to see more severe weather break out with a good chance of seeing some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now. heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the win themy mix back through the hartford area. we also stloe to keep an eye out for these storms where we do have a severe thunderstorm watch posted and eventually will see severe thunderstorm warnings get issued i'd say all across louisiana. all of those flashes of light, that's the cloud to ground lightning we're seeing. very strong
george h.w. bush has a message for his admirers around the world. he's not going anywhere. in a message in thursday, his chief of staff said the 41st president's condition is not dire. becker said mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can "put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old mr. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is s
:06. a petition growing against a church group. >> george h.w. bush takes a turn for the worse. >> this is a live picture on the west side. it looks pretty good here. >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:09. 41 degrees downtown. a few clouds in the sky. the precipitation has ended downtown. temperatures are above the freezing mark. that keeps the roads from freezing. some areas could be dealing with some black dice. the cold spots and the bridges and the overpasses could see some ice today. anyone south, this is mostly wet weather. more coming up in the forecast. >> the health of george h.w. bush continues to deteriorate. mr. bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at a houston hospital. he has been hospitalized for more than a month with bronchitis. doctors say he is now in guarded condition and the medical staff remains cautiously optimistic. residents are remembering a pair of fire fighters that were killed in a christmas eve and bush. police say a man said his house on fire and then opened fire on the first responders. >> thousands of people are asking a church to be labeled day he'd ga
george h.w. bush who remains in a houston hospital. nbc news has learned his stubborn fever has gotten worse and he was admitted to the intensive care unit on sunday. doctors have him on a liquid-only diet. he's surrounded by family. mr. bush who is 88 years old has been hospitalized with bronchitis since just after thanksgiving. >>> now, for a look at your national weather here once again is nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> well, it's been busy across the northeast, especially the whole eastern third of the country really for this holiday. we are going to see the chance of more snow falling across northern portions of new england, as this continue continues to move off to the north and the east. we are looking at an additional several inches, especially upstate new york, into vermont, into new hampshire as well but it has now transitioned over to rain to southern new england. and we are going to see this area of low pressure continue to move up through the north and east through the day. so the worst of the wind is over. we're pretty much done with the most severe thunder storms tha
>>> this is a fox report. tonight new information on the health of president george h.w. bush. his family issuing a statement on his condition a short time ago. and they put it off for months. law i can makers holding our future in their hands and now barely enough time to strike a deal to save us from one of the highest tax hikes in u.s. history. >> senators and staffers now behind closed doors. we are told they are trying to put together a plan to help us from all going over the fiscal cliff. we are within 72 hours of the deadline, and tonight the new developments. in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, gun sales are on the rise. what is driving the spike? and the growing number of teachers who are looking to arm themselves. also, one man's trash becomes a child's musical treasure. you'll meet the children's orchestra that plays instruments recycled from garbage. >> i'm harris falkner. they are actually negotiating on capitol hill just as economic analysts say we are about to go over the so-called fiscal cliff, the punishing combination of higher taxes on just abou
pneumonia. >>> plus an aide to president george h.w. bush. >>> who was the biggest political winner in 2012 and why? tweet me or find me on facebook. >>> tributes are pouring in today for german norman schwarzkopf. nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temp. the general died yesterday in tampa, florida. he was 78 years old. his was known for his colorful, very blunt-talking style, credited for devising the plan that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in the first gulf war. >> if they're dumb enough to attack they'll pay a powerful force. >> i'm completely confident we're going to kick his butt when he gets here. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great strategist, he's neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art. >>> president obama calling general norman schwarzkopf, an original who stood tall for his country and the army he loved. most importantly president george h.w. bush issued a statement from his hospital bed -- we mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that he was a good and a decent man and a dear friend. joining me by telephone is
. >> doctors continue to go monitor the condition of president george h.w. bush, trying to get his fever down. we'll have a live report from the hospital where he's being treated coming up next. share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. now get a lucid by lg, free. >> eric: president george h.w. bush under close watch at a houston hospital. christine has the latest. give us an update on bush 41. >> it's a watch and wait situation for reporters outside the methodist hospital in houston. as of last night and this morning, the 41st president of the united states, george h.w. bush remained in the intensive care unit battling a stubborn fever. he was alert and talking to the medical staff. we did speak to the spokesperson about an hour ago and we were told he was waiting for the family to authorize another statement. we have not received that updated statement. as you know, the older bush spent one month at the hospital for treatment for a lingering cough befor
that >>> this morning on "world news now," health concerns. former president george h.w. bush is moved to intensive care. >> he's been in a houston hobble since thanksgiving and doctors say his health has taken an unfortunate turn. it's thursday, december 27. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and good morning. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. happy thursday morning. or as i'm learning, day four in our terminology here at "world news now." >> yes. i'm so glad you came back. we were so worried. sometimes this shift scares people away. >> i've heard, and i think it's true, the viewers of this show are the coolest television viewers around. even though we get some different faces, there's one constant here, we've got willis backing us up. willis in the house, ladies and gentlemen. >> you can hear him behind us every time. thank you for joining us and staying up. maybe you can't sleep, but we appreciate you here with us. thank you, willis. >> any time. >>> coming up, we'll hear from a bush family spokesperson as the 41st president struggles to get b
george h.w. bush and why this morning he is waking up in an intensive care unit. >>> christmas eve snow, december 26th snow. could new year's eve snow be around the corner? mike will have a look at the developing story on this thursday, december 27th. "good morning maryland" i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. thank you for joining us. maybe you have the day off yesterday and got excited to see something falling from the sky. but it turned out to be not so pretty. >> it was nasty. mike it was nasty. out there. you were here until almost 5:00 last night. >> it was like it wouldn't end and it wouldn't turn over to rain. i mean just an interesting storm and we had a lot of sleet to the north. but the good news is today a drier day and a windy day though. temperatures this morning 41 in the stay and 37 at the airport and annapolis at 38. it's pretty cool most of the readings near the freezing mark. well to the north and to the west. notice the winds pretty busy now out of the northerly direction between 10 to 15. if that reason we have a high wind advisory through the course the
. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care after another health setback. a spokesman says doctors are not able to lower mr. bush's high fever. so, he is on a liquid diet. he is said to be alert and conversing with medical staff. doctors are cautiously optimistic. >> he's in a bad way. but the doctors believe there's a path for him to recover from this. and if we can get him to rally a little bit, we can start talking about a discharge date. but we're not there yet. >> former first lady, barbara bush, and the former president's children have been at his bedside during this crisis. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is out of the hospital. he spent more than two weeks in the hospital with a lung infection and other ailments. the 94-year-old will receive other medical care at his johannesburg home. >>> now, to the fiscal cliff. still looming large as president obama returns to the white house this morning. the president cut short his christmas vacation in hawaii to get back to washington. congress will be in session today, amidst fading hope that a deal could b
complications last monday. he was 88 years old. george h.w. bush is in stable condition in a houston hospital. he has been undergoing treatment for bronchitis. doctors are still optimistic that bush will make a full recovery. he still needs to build up some strength before they can release him. >> i know senator michael crapo has been arrested for dui in virginia. iled a field sobriety test and was arrested just before 1:00 a.m. he's due back in court on january 4. >> 28 degrees at b.w.i.. how do you say thank you to the people who deliver your mail or collector trash? >> that is a good question. a live picture on the beltway at york road. we will let you know of any problems to avoid thisc1 >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> time to take a look at your morning commute. a nice ride out there. let's look at some of the area roads. 55 on the north side. problem free on the west side. 63 miles per hour eastbound on 70. this is baltimore national pike. outer loop traffic down towards 95, problem free at the moment. all clear on the harrisburg expressway down to the beltwa
to washington to try to lead us away from the fiscal cliff. >>> former president george h.w. bush in intentive care. we'll have the latest on that. >>> a vigil for firefighters, a tornado in action and december surfing in the great lakes. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. a powerful winter storm that brought an odd mix of tornadoes, heavy winds and snow to the nation's midsection is now wreaking havoc on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >
, 88-year-old george h.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston where he's been since last month battling a bad cough. the former president now has a persistent fever. bob orr joins us now from washington with details. bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, a spokesman for the bush family says that former president george h.w. bush is in "guarded condition," with that stubborn fever you mentioned that's not responding well to tylenol. the 88-year-old former president is on a liquid diet, and tonight he's in an intensive care unit at the houston hospital where he's been battling bronchitis and a series of setbacks over the past month or so. the spokesman said mr. bush's condition seems a little bit worse than it was on sunday, but he noted at the same time it's a bit better than it was yesterday. we're told he doesn't have very much energy, but his doctors are said to be "cautiously optimistic," and they believe they have all of his health issues in hand. jim. >> axelrod: thank you, bob. the news is better for south africa's former president, nelson mandela. he was released fr
news, arlington, virginia. >>> and this morning former president george h.w. bush is being treated for persistent fever in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital. mr. bush was admitted to the icu sunday following a series of setbacks and is now on a liquids-only diet. he remains in guarded condition but doctors are cautiously optimistic about his treatment. president bush has been in the hospital since november 23rd for treatment of a lingering cough. mr. bush, the 41st president, is 84 years old. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is home after being released from the hospital. doctors say he's not fully recovered from a lung infection but he's well enough to go home. mr. nelson is 84 years old. >>> and now to the efforts to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama returns to washington later today and the senate is due in session, but just about everyone agrees with just five days left, the possibility for a grand bargain to avoid across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts is all but lost, and even prospects for watered down deals seems slim.
rush into a deadly trap. plus, the latest on former president george h.w. bush's health. where is netflix when you need it most? >>> and the queen goes 3-d? hmm. >> very merry christmas to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. parts of the country are waking up to a white christmas this morning for the third time in four years, a major winter storm has made its way across the country christmas week and this nasty weather system col whip up dangerous conditions in the southeast. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer has been tracking the storm for us. >> we're talking bad because it's a little bit of everything. we are looking at a severe storm certainly possible. we've already had a tornado warning posted down through northern acadia parish in louisiana. that has now since been lifted but we are going to see more severe weather break out all across the gulf coast states with a good chance of seeing some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now, heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain back through the hartf
sex weddings. >>> you've likely heard the president george h.w. bush is in the hospital and an aide to the 41st president says the 88-year-old has every intention of getting better and going home. the former president bush remains in intensive care at a houston hospital. and he'll be there a while as doctors deal with the stubborn fever. bush was admitted a month ago for bronchitis. >>> retired general norman schwarzkopf died last night. he gained national attention back in 1991 when he led operation desert storm which of course liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasion. schwarzkopf was known as storming norman. he reportedly died at his home in tampa. he retired there. former president george h.w. bush offered his condolences in a statement. he was 78. >>> after a hyattsville man tried to take his own life a calm and cool 911 dispatcher and is the power of love and friendship seemed to have saved him. >> now david dawson wants to help others, he hopes they can learn from his experience. debra alfarone spoke to dawson, his mom and the dispatcher. a story you will see only on 9news n
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. george h.w. bush is said to be alert and talking after being moved into the intensive care unit. he has been hospitalized since november 23 with bronchitis and has since developed a fever. he has been put on a liquid diet. nelson mandela has been released from hospital after almost three weeks. so thatsent home wher doctors can continue to treat him. he was being treated for a lot infection -- for a lung infection and also gallstones. the moment the glass shattered was caught on video. three sharks and some small fish were killed. they have no plans to rebuild the aquarium. >> not so fast numbers on holiday retail sales. sales were up 0.7% this year. there was economic uncertainty. pizza hut is offering a chance for a gift card. they are giving a $10 gift card to the first 100 people that are tweeting pictures of their least favorite gifts. customers do not have to send their unwanted presents. netflix wants to get friendly with you on facebook. a strike is averted for now involving dockworkers. good morning, ellen. >> a deadline for workers at
note he left behind. >>> in the hospital, an update tonight on former president george h.w. bush, amid word his health has taken a turn for the worst. >>> supersized, at the movies this holiday season, something we noticed about a lot of these oscar hopefuls. why are they all so long? >>> and the celebration across america and around the world this christmas night. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm carl quintanilla in tonight for brian. a large part of the country doesn't have to dream of a white christmas tonight. we are getting it. a major winter storm is bringing snow and thunderstorms to texas, oklahoma, alabama and arkansas. but that's not the only threat. tornadoes are a big concern along the gulf coast as the storm now moves to the north and east, threatening holiday travel. we have two reports tonight from those who cover it best, our friends at the weather channel. we begin with meteorologist jim cantore in hattiesburg, mississippi. >> reporter: this tornado outbreak is far from over. we've already had damage with injuries off to my south. and we are just under
president george h.w. bush. >>> a little bit chilly out here on the weather terrace, but we're going to have another cold night. take a look at that monday wakeup weather forecast. it's christmas eve tomorrow morning. temperatures will be only in the 20s in the outlying suburbs at 6:00 a.m., warming into the 30s by 10:00 a.m. dry to start, but rain is on the way. details coming up in that full forecast. >>> as we move closer to the january 1 fiscal cliff, senators from both sides continue to blame the other for the lack of progress on the plan to keep the country from going over that cliff. that's raising taxeand cutting program benefits. >> i think there's unfortunately only going to be a small deal, but unless we get to four trillion dollars we're just kicking the can. remember we took 4 1/2 trillion dollars out of our revenue stream. we're only talking about, with the bush tax cuts, we're only talking about putting a third of that back in. >> it's going to take both houses of congress and everyone to realize we can't let taxes go up on working people in this country, and the bush tax cuts
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to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app?
. >> late developments as well concerning the health of america's 41th president, george h.w. bush. he's been in the hospital for weeks. dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain what exactly is going on. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent christmas in the intensive care unit at houston's methodist hospital. he is 88 years old and has developed a stubborn fever and has been in the hospital since sunday. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins me by phone. it was expected he would be going home for christmas. but he is still in the icu. how dangerous is bronchitis and this subsequent fever for someone his age? what are the potential complications here? >> reporter: the age plays a big role here. bronchitis is something that can be easily treated and oftentimes -- some of the times it needs antibiotics to treat it. in you and me it would be a pretty easy thing to treat. the fact that he's had a bronchitis and was on the general care floor and went back to the intensive care unit with a fever probably indicates that the bronchitis was either not completely treated the first
's george h.w. bush in a hospital fighting a stubborn fever that has gotten much worse. a statement released a short time ago which reads in part following a series of set backs following a persistent fever president bush was admitted to the intensive care unit on sunday where he remains in guarded condition. doctors at methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment. the president is alert and conversing with medical staff and surrounded by family, end quote. we're told doctors also have him on an all liquid diet. mr. bush who is 88 years old spent christmas hospitalized and has been there for about a month now. family members have been by his side over the holidays including his wife barbara and sons neil bush. former governor jeb bush of florida and former president george w. bush. updates as we get them. all this weather would throw a wrench in lawmakers plans to get back to the negotiating table. we are now just a few days away from the end of the year and push to solve tax and spending issues is critical. the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff is re
] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care after he suffered a series of setbacks, including a stubborn fever. he's been in the hospital since november 23rd when admitted for a cough related to bronchitis. the spokesman says former president bush is alert and doctors are doing everything they can. >> they're optimistic the current course of treatment will be effective, so -- but the president is -- he's -- they don't put you in the icu because things are going well. we're hoping the medicines and treatments turn things around. >> former president obama is 88 years old. david lee miller with the news. what more do we know about the condition? >> a few moments ago i received a email from the family spokesman and he said, quote, one point we would like to make clear is president and mrs. bush share cautious optimistic the treatment will be effective. it's a effort made to aid his recovery. as president bush said, he has not plans of going anywhere. in the last few days he's been placed on a liquids only diet. despite the set
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marmer -- up next, the 41st president george h.w. bush said to be singing on this saturday. we'll update you on his health as he remains in a houston hospital. >>> and the last time congress came close to being kraing the debt ceiling the market didn't react kindly. coming up, what the fallout from the fiscal debate could look like on wall street. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a hospital today, but a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in high spirits and is even singing with doctors and nurses. gabe gutierrez is in houston with the latest on 41's condition. gabe, is that true? >> reporter: yeah, craig, that's what we're hearing. he remains in intensive care here at methodist hospital in houston. he is im
president. george h.w. bush. >> it's a brutal job. >> they all leave broken. >> well, i mean, look at obama, he's not broken but his hair is graying. they visibly age before -- >> joe's not broken. >> but you know what, he refused to leave. remember? bill clinton still in the hanger four months later. >> they're broken when they leave, but then they rehabilitate themselves. i mean, even nixon. you couldn't leave more broken than dicks nixon. he becomes the sage of saddle river, having journalists at the dinner, rewriting history books. even nixon can come back. there is life after the presidency if you handle yourself. but history is like -- >> another reason this is so much fun and so important ultimately is remember the way the founders described -- i think it was washington described the senate as the saucer in which -- >> where the tea cools. >> right. >> that's what history is. and it takes our friend michael beschloss as a rule, you can't write about a president in full until 25 years after they leave office. >> yeah. >> and again and again that's true. >> let me ask you this. by the
president george h.w. bush took a turn for the over and he's against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. >> actually, that's samuel l. jackson, he's a nice fella personally. this is "hardball," the place for politics. he really is a nice guy. >>> former president george h.w. bush took a turn for the worse over christmas eve. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic the 88-year-old will recover. we wish him well. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." boston globe reporting michael kranish has written why romney lost the campaign this year. it includes access to insiders on the record including romney's oldest son tagg who says of his father, quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he had no desire to run. if he could have found someone else to take his place, he would have been ecstatic to step aside. he is a very private person who loves his family and his country but doesn't love the attention. former huckabee manager chip saltsman is with us too. this is fun. this is joyful today. i l
not be welcome. >> reporter: in virginiava, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care tonight. a spokesperson said he's improving. mr. bush has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd being treated for a cough related to bronchitis. he was moved to icu on sunday to be treated for a persistent fever. a family spokesperson said the former president is alert and in good spirits and this is a good sign. we're told he's singing with doctors and nurses. >>> reaction continues to come in tonight following the death of norman schwarzkopf. he died of complications from pneumonia yesterday and he commanded u.s. forces in the early '90s that led the coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1990 along the first persian gulf war. the ailing former president george h.w. bush called schwarzkopf a good and descent man. collin powell said america lost a great patriot and soldier. >>> today marks two weeks since the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. the clergy marked the somber day with a vigil. religious leaders from all fai
'll have an update on former president george h.w. bush who is still in intensive care tonight. >> plus an anti-adoption law is officially on the books in russia. we will find out how it is impacting families in our area next.  >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care tonight, but a spokesman says he's improving. the former president has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd where he is being treated for a cough and bronchitis. the 40 first president was moved to -- the 41st president was moved to intensive care on sunday when he developed fever. the former president is alert and in good spirits and reported to have been singing with his doctors and his nurses. >>> something that's happened thousands of miles away has families in the u.s. very upset. the president of russia signed a ban that would prevent americans from adopting children in russia. 60,000 children have been adopted by american families in the last 20 years. as fox 5's beth parker shows us, the ban will change a lot of lives. >> reporter: a photo of the orphanag
purple hearts. he returned from the persian gulf a national hero. president george h.w. bush presented him the medal of freedom. president bush issued a statement calling norman schwartzcopf a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. in retirement, schwartzcopf declined calls to run for office, devoting himself to public speaking and charity work. he leaves his wife and three children. norman schwartzcopf was 78. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. >> he was known for being opinionated and brave, the kind of guy you want on your side. >> there's no question, when you think about the first persian gulf war, that was the defining war for millions of americans because there had been a break, and then america went back to war. he became a household name. >> stormin' norman is hard to forget. that's a great nickname. >> we can all remember turning on the tv and seeing the bombs dropping saying okay, it's for real now. he was the person who led america right through all that. >> going to be missed. >>> in other news, with just four days to go, president
-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> former pretty george h.w. bush is still in the hospital. doctors are trying to bring down a stubborn fever. his fever was downgraded on sunday. he was admitted to the hospital november 23rd for bronchitis. now his family says they are confident that he's going to be released soon from intensive care. >>> and nelson mandela is out of the hospital. the 94-year-old former south african president was admitted to a hospital in pretoria. that was 18 days ago. he was treated for a lung infection and underwent gal stone surgery. rob robin kerr now is reporting outside of his home in johannesburg. >>> in this house watched by local media nelson mandela is no doubt resting. after 19 days his doctors sent him home here to his johannesburg residence. while this is good news, they're saying he's still receiving high care which means behind these walls his doctors and nurses are still closely monitoring and observing him. while in hospital mandela was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove galstones and these are the most recent pictures only him taken in j
". it was a coalition of 30 countries original niced by then president george h.w. bush that succeeded in defeating iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'l
.s. sanctions law targeting russians accused of human rights abuses. former president george h.w. bush was said to be alert and improving today. family sposman sd he's en sging with doctors and nurses. mr. bush is 88 years old. he's been hospitalized in houston with complications from bronchitis. this week, he was placed in intensive care, but in an e-mail yesterday, his chief of staff said the former president wants people to put the harps back in the closet. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to margaret. >> warner: the victim of a horrific gang rape in india died tonight at a hospital in singapore. the attack enraged much of the country, and the reaction caught the government off-guard. ray suarez has more. >> suarez: the fury across india has been building for nearly two weeks, since a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and then thrown from this bus in new delhi. sexual assaults are rife in india, especially in new delhi, where, on average, there's a rape reported every 18 hours. but this time, the extreme brutality of the crime ignited outrage that turned violent
in 100 hours. schwarzkopf said later he agreed with president george h.w. bush's decision to stop the war then, rather than drive to baghdad. days after the ground offensive ended, the allied commander met with defeated iraqi generals to discuss the terms for a cease fire. >> i would say very candidly that the iraqis came to discuss and to cooperate with a positive attitude. >> warner: later, schwarzkopf was criticized for letting saddam's military retain the right to fly helicopters, which it used to attack rebellious shi-ites and kurds. but in the immediate flush of victory, the general received a hero's welcome back in the u.s., including a standing ovation during a joint session of congress in may 1991. that summer, he retired from active service. >> i've got to tell you, no matter now eloquent the orator, no matter how prolific the poet, no matter how lyrical the songwriter, no words can ever capture the emotions that go through a person's heart when he stands for the last time and hears thnational ahem and salutes the american flag representing the county that he has gladly, proudly
family confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. the 41st president has been elevated -- had an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of saying put. he would ask me to tell to you please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist hospital is unequaled. we'll have a live report outside the hospital at the bottom of this hour. >>> moving on, the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero, general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman and bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991. that was operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush organized that coalition. he approved a statement while in intensive care. he says, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the country creed that, is defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying internationa
victim was shot in the head outside a convenience store. >>> former president george h.w. bush's condition continues to improve. a family spokesperson says he has been moved out of intensive care unit, but remains hospitalized for a bronchitis-related issue. >> heather: as lawmakers try to hammer out a budget deal, president obama is also pushing for another more scaled down proposal. in the meantime just in case that doesn't happen. one, that according to many critics would only deal with half the problem. so is this really the best course of action? first, listen to what the president had to say about this during his weekly address. >> leaders in congress are working on a way to prevent this tax hike on the middle class and i believe we may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. but if an agreement isn't reached on time, then i'll urge the senate to hold an up or down vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for americans looking for a job and lace the ground work for future
george h.w. bush still in a texas hospital. he has been in intensive care since sunday but we're hearing now his condition is improving. we're joined from houston. paul, what can you tell us about the former president's condition? >> reporter: i can tell you this, don. he is now out of intensive care and a bush spokesman is telling me this is just wonderful, great news for the family that he has finally been taken out of intensive care. and for some reason, it seems like singing is a theme here among hw bush. the oak ridge boys apparently serenaded him yesterday after barbara bush had made a call to them and said we need for you to lift his spirits, and indeed they did, from what we understand. the oak ridge boys sang el vira and amazing grace. and the president reportedly singing yesterday and shows he still has his positive attitude and kept his sense of humor. a lot of clarity here. he says president bush absolutely loves his doctors and nurses here. burr again, the headline, he is now out of intensive care, don. >> paul, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> other news now. poli
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